NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY SCAN
Please note that this package (scan with bloods) can only be booked via Bray Women’s Health Centre by calling:
01 276 1522
*Please do not call our Bray Ultrasound clinic to book, all blood testing is performed in Bray Women’s Health Centre. The ultrasound element can be performed in any of our three clinics. We advise you to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to avoid potentially long waiting lists. If you would like the Nuchal Translucency Scan without blood testing, this still needs to be booked by phoning the above number.
Scroll down for more details about the Nuchal Translucency Scan and First Trimester Screening.
BLOODS (Ideally 10w) SCAN (Ideally 12w)
€150 for Nuchal Translucency Scan and €120 for blood tests (€270 in total)
TAKE HOME PACKAGE
Ultrasound report, 2 glossy photograph printouts, 2 digital pictures and 1 video clip sent to you via sms or email
Don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions prior to making your booking online.
ULTRASOUND BABY SCAN VIDEO
Deborah explains the Nuchal Translucency Scan
More information about First Trimester Screening:
The Ultrasound Suite along with the Bray Women’s Health Centre offer First Trimester Screening as a combined package. *Please note that this package (scan with bloods) can only be booked by phoning Bray Women’s Health Centre reception on 012761522*. All blood testing is performed in Bray Women’s Health Centre. The ultrasound element can be performed in any of our three clinics. We advise you to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance to avoid potentially long waiting lists.
Accuracy and timing for First Trimester Screening
We use a system, recommended by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, whereby the blood tests are carried out at 10 weeks and the scan is performed at 12 weeks. It has been estimated that this approach increases detection rates up to 94%. This requires 2 separate visits but we feel that it is important to achieve the highest accuracy that we can. (If you are unable to plan your appointments this way, the blood tests can be performed 9 weeks 0 days – 13 weeks 6 days, and the scan can be performed 11 weeks 2 days – 13 weeks 6 days).
If you decide to book the scan on its own (without the blood tests), the accuracy is about 75%.
|No blood tests
All women have a small chance of having a baby with a physiological disability or syndrome, such as Down Syndrome. The First Trimester Pregnancy Scan Screening Package is a risk assessment test to determine whether your chances of having a baby with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edward’s Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13) are high or low.
The components of First Trimester Screening include:
- Maternal age
- Presence or absence of major fetal abnormalities on ultrasound
- Nuchal Translucency (fluid measurement behind the fetus’ neck)
- The level of two proteins in your blood (Free-ß-hCG and PAPP-A)
Please feel free to give us a call and request to speak to a sonographer if you have any questions about the Nuchal Translucency Scan or First Trimester Screening.